Written Boards Review and Test Taking Strategies

Flashback Friday: Written Board Reviews and Test-Taking Strategies

Previously Published: February 1, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Alex Kaminsky sits down with Dr. Adam Rosh to cover timelines, mindset and strategies into successful preparation for both written boards and in-service examinations. Additionally, Dr. Rosh imparts his wisdom as a passionate educator and former program director.

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Host

Alexander Kaminsky, MD

University of California San Francisco – Fresno
PGY4
@Alex_KamskyEM
EMRA*Cast Episodes

Guests

Adam Rosh, MD, FACEP

Founder and CEO, Rosh Review
Former Program Director at Detroit Receiving Hospital

Overview:

In this episode, Alex sits down with Dr. Adam Rosh (Rosh Review) to cover timelines, mindset and strategies into successful preparation for both written boards and in-service examinations. Additionally, Adam imparts his wisdom as a passionate educator and former program director.

Key Resources / References:

Key Points:

Timeline

  • 1 Year Out: Look at the Exam Logistics and Personal/Social Barriers
  • 6 Months Out: Organize your study schedule, light study
  • 1 Month Out: Study!
  • 2 Weeks Out: REALLY study (crank it up to 11)
  • 2-3 Days Out: “Rolling Stop” – Slow down, recharge.
  • 1 Day Out: Light review

Resource Control: Pick 2-3 resources/modalities and stick with them. Book, E-learning, Q-bank or practice exams. Apply your knowledge from several angles. Prove you know the material in more than one context.

Spaced Repetition and Inter-leaving are KEY:

 

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